Scanned image of the page. Keyboard directions: use + to zoom in, - to zoom out, arrow keys to pan inside the viewer.

Page Options

Download this Issue


Something wrong?

Something wrong with this page? Report problem.

Rights / Permissions

This collection, digitized in collaboration with the Michigan Daily and the Board for Student Publications, contains materials that are protected by copyright law. Access to these materials is provided for non-profit educational and research purposes. If you use an item from this collection, it is your responsibility to consider the work's copyright status and obtain any required permission.

September 14, 2005 - Image 7

Resource type:
The Michigan Daily, 2005-09-14

Disclaimer: Computer generated plain text may have errors. Read more about this.


The Michigan Daily - Wednesday, September 14, 2005 - 7

Continued from page 1
But more rooms are needed.
The room in the League is well
used: On Monday afternoon there was
even a line, as two students waited in
* the hallway.
Noha Elmouelhi, president of the
Muslim Engineering Student Asso-
ciation said students on North Campus
have time to pray, but no place to go.
Elmouelhi and other members of
her group began talks with the Office
of Student Affairs back in January to
find a place for a second Reflection
Room in Pierpont Commons or the
Duderstadt Center. Efforts continued
during the semester and into the sum-
mer, to no avail.
The group gathered 179 signatures on
an online petition to show the Univer-
sity that the issue was important. So far,
six additional student groups have sup-
ported the petition, and Elmouelhi said
when it reaches 200 signatures, they
will take it to the administration.
Despite the petition, the response
may still be the same - wait.
It's not that the University doesn't
see reflection as a priority, University
officials said. Frank Cianciola, senior
vice president of student affairs, said
the University recognizes the issue as
a legitimate need and is committed to
finding a space.
The problem?
"There is no space here that is not
being used," said Michael Swanigan,
director of Pierpont Commons.
With space in Pierpont and the Dud-
erstadt Center already dedicated to
other student groups and pressure on
the administration to open more food
services, Cianciola said his hands are
momentarily tied.
"It's very difficult when you have
limited space and legitimate, com-
peting needs," he said, adding that in
order to open a reflection room in Pier-
pont or Duderstadt in the near future,
another student group would have to be
To find a creative solution, the Mus-
lim engineering students and the Office
of Student Affairs are considering other
buildings on North Campus, such as the
old media center or a classroom within
one of the schools.
But "there is no 'space czar,' "
Cianciola said. The space on North
Campus is controlled by a number
of departments. To open a room in a
building not controlled by the Office
of Student Affairs, Cianciola and his
staff must persuade other departments
to reserve a room.
While Cianciola said he and his staff
are working diligently to find a solu-
tion, he said they have no timeframe for
opening a reflection room.
The Muslim Students' Association
has also raised the possibility of open-
ing additional rooms on Central Cam-
pus, namely in Angell Hall and the
Chemistry Building.
"We asked for the Chem Building
because there are labs that are four
hours long, and you don't have a 10 min-
ute break in between," Shuttari said. "It is
a key location."
Part of the petition states that a reflection
room would benefit "students of all faiths
and beliefs." Loren Rowry, a custodian who
works in the Michigan League, agrees.
Although he is not a student, Rowry, who
said he is spiritual but not religious, visits the
reflection room five days a week.
"It's a chance to get away, calm down and
gather my thoughts," he said. "I value that
time highly. This is the only job I've ever had
where I could do something like this."

Clockwise from top left: Evacuees pick up medical supplies from volunteers in the Brown Convention Center; a
family of evacuees sits outside of the Reliant Center in downtown Houston, waiting for a ride to the train station so
that they can make their way to Baton Rouge, where they hope to start a new life; a makeshift tent is transformed
Into a chapel as evacuees sing and pray with a gospel choir and preacher outside the Astrodome in Houston.

Continued from page 1
well as the Federal Emergency Manage-
ment Agency's oft-criticized job han-
diing the crisis.
One passing evacuee yelled "George
W. Bush is a criminal, he doesn't give a
damn about us, he stole our money and
our homes."
The main protester, evacuee Gloria
Rubac, chanted "Get the troops out of
Iraq - get the money to the people
of New Orleans" and "Justice to New
Orleans, justice to the victims of Hur-
ricane Katrina."
Other evacuees criticized FEMA's
ongoing recovery efforts.
Evacuee Lisa White said she blames
FEMA for being unable to find her
temporary housing. White said FEMA
told her an apartment in Houston was
available to her, free of charge for the
next two months. But upon attempting
to move into the apartment, White said

"FEMA is stealing my money."
- Lisa White
Katrina evacuee

the landlord wanted her to pay for the
rent. With barely any money on her,
White said she had no choice but to
return her shelter in Reliant Center.
"FEMA is stealing my money,"
she said.
Similar criticisms caused-FEMA
Director Mike Brown to step down
Monday. He had already been
stripped of his duties to supervise
the rescue efforts in New Orleans the
week before.
Most of the evacuees The Michi-
gan Daily interviewed described a
difference between the government
relief available in Houston and those
in News Orleans. Many applauded
Houston's hospitality. But there were

some exceptions.
Thea Elder, who is black, carried
a sign at the Sunday protest that read
"Impeach Bush, Race Matters."
Elder said she and her fiancee Nich-
olas Miller, who is of mixed ethnic-
ity, had been given "No apartment, no
help" despite promises that they would
receive housing since they evacuated
New Orleans, when authorities told
them to do so. Elder said she believes
the reasons they have received little aid
are because of racism.
On Monday in New Orleans, Bush
denied that poor black victims of the
hurricane were ignored because of
their skin color and economic situa-
tion, the Associated Press reported.

Bush: Govt responsible
for recovery failures

WASHINGTON (AP) - President
Bush for the first time took responsi-
bility yesterday for federal government
mistakes in dealing with Hurricane
Katrina and suggested the calamity raised
broader questions about the government's
ability to handle both natural disasters and
terror attacks.
"Katrina exposed serious problems
in our response capability at all levels of
government," Bush said at a joint White
House news conference with Iraqi Presi-
dent Jalal Talabani.
"And to the extent that the federal gov-
ernment didn't fully do its job right, I take
responsibility. I want to know what went
right and what went wrong," said Bush.
Facing sharp criticism and the lowest
approval ratings of his presidency, Bush
scheduled a speech to the nation from
Louisiana for tomorrow evening. It will be

his fourth trip to the devastated Gulf Coast
since the storm struck two weeks ago.
It was the closest Bush has come to pub-
licly faulting any federal officials involved
in the hurricane response, which has been
widely criticized as disjointed and slow.
Some federal officials have sought to
blame state and local officials for being
unprepared to cope with the disaster.
Sen. Mary Landrieu, (D-La.), welcomed
Bush's conciliatory remarks. "Accountabil-
ity at every level is critical, and leadership
begins at the top," she said.
Other Democrats were less charitable.
"The season has come for Americans
to look homeward ... instead of continu-
ing to spend billions of dollars in Iraq,"
said Sen. Robert C. Byrd, (D-W.Va.).
And Louisiana's Democratic gover-
nor, Kathleen Blanco, accused the Fed-
eral Emergency Management Agency of

moving too slowly in recovering the bod-
ies. The dead "deserve more respect than
they have received," she said at state police
headquarters in Baton Rouge.
Meanwhile, R. David Paulison, in his
first full day on the job as acting FEMA
director, told reporters in Washington the
government would step up its efforts to find
more permanent housing for the tens of
thousands of Hurricane Katrina survivors
now in shelters.
"We're going to get those people out of
the shelters, and we're going to move and get
them the help they need," Paulison said.
Bush selected him to replace Michael
Brown, who resigned on Monday after
being recalled as the top onsite disaster-
relief coordinator. Brown, a Republican
lawyer with little previous disaster-man-
agement experience, drew fierce criti-
cism for his handling of the crisis.

Continued from page 1
tee was a "standard University tactic,"
because the committee is not yet in ses-
sion and there are no students among its
"There should be student presence
on the committee when it meets," Rah-
man said.
He added that SOLE's future plans
include educational events in the next
few weeks to put increased pressure on
the University to act.
Continued from page 1
to take Korean, but she said some
students might not want to take the
extra semesters of a different lan-
guage just for fun. "(The require-
ment) punishes people who want to
try new things," she said.
Paige Butler, LSA-SG vice presi-
dent said, "I think as elected mem-
bers we need to think about what
the greatest good of students is,
and I think that is to give them an

- Chastity Rolling
contributed to this report.

the michigan daily

old girl. After school, Mon.-Thur., 3-5 p.m.-
flex. Non-smkr., need car (5 min. from cam-
pus). $1 I/hr. 734-769-5456.

!!!BARTENDER TRAINEES!!! $300 a day
potential, Age 18+ ok. No experience neces-
sary, training provided. 800-965-6520 x 125.
hiring. Awesome Resume Builder! Apply on-
line: www.telefund.umich.edu or 763-4400.
A2 FAMILY NEEDS energetic, enthusiastic,
experienced, part-time nanny. Tues., Thurs.
Call 734-395-4223.
Recreation is hiring instructors in swim, ten-
nis & instructional basketball. Weekday &
Wknds. Swim: 994-2300 x 53232 or
urbanias@aaps.kl2.mi.us Tennis: 994-2300
x 53245 or shadigiv@aaps.kl12.mi.us
Basketball: 994-2300 x 53233 or
judkins ~aaps.k12.mi.us EOE.
time job in the Medical School caring for ani-
mals. Serious candidates only! Contact
Veronica at 615-6402.
__ _T t biT TTT RlTTw.lTT+ ' _ __

with woman with MS in Ann Arbor home.
Exp. pref., but will train right person! Day-
time, eve. & wknd. shifts avail. Call (248)
698-4635 or andrealeigh33@yahoo.com
UM freshmen needed to complete 12 surveys
(one per week) over the Fall semester for a
study of goals and adjustment to college.
Email goals@umich.edu (preferred) or call
(734) 615-3626. Behav Sci. IRB#:
HUM00000649, IRB Approval Date: 7/31/05.
business seeks driver to deliver cookies to
UM central campus. M-Th 7PM - 11:30 PM.
$10/hour. Apply in person at cj's cookie jar,
131 E. Michigan Ave., Saline between 1 and
3 PM Saturday, September 17. To be consid-
ered, you MUST bring the following: valid
driver's license, proof of insurance, and
names and phone numbers of three profes-
sional references. Preference will be given to
applicants who provide a copy of their driv-
ing record.
DO YOU LOVE to clean. Come help me
keen m house tidv and oranized. Muet he

We are looking for egg donors in the Detroit
Metro, Ann Arbor, and Ypsilanti areas.
$4000 compensation to healthy women be-
tween the ages of 20-29 to be anonymous
egg donors. Donors will be evaluated, take
medication, and undergo a minor surgical
procedure. Serious inquiries only. Contact
ARR-Alternative Reproductive Resources at
248-723-9979 or go to www.arrl.com.
evening hours. Contact Karin 734-761-7240.
The Blind Pig in Ann Arbor is looking for an
intern from the U of M student body, 18-22
years old, that 'loves music and going to see
live shows, to help in the booking office.
Knowing your way around Fireworks, Illus-
trator, and Photo Shop is a plus. If inter-
ested, email jason@blindpigmusic.com, with
the subject "Intem"
MOVIE EXTRAS EARN up to $200 per
day. All looks needed. No experience re-
quired. Call 800-644-8149.
Get paid to shop.
Earn up to $150 per day
Exp. not required.
Call 800 890 0471.

long study at Kresge Hearing Research.
PHYSICAL ASST. FOR disabled law stu-
dents. Pay neg. Will train, call Chris
ing applications for Direct Support Staff
working with people with disabilities. Great
for people w/experience in OT, PT, ST,
Psych., Social Work, Nursing, Human Ser-
vices! $7.75-$8/hr. Applicants must be 18
yrs. of age, possess valid unrestricted drivers
license and have a H.S. diploma/GED. (734)
222-6076 ext. 202. EOE. 1100 N. Main St.,
#101, Ann Arbor, MI 48104.
resses, and floormen for the summer/upcom-
ing football season. Bring in your school
schedule and apply today!!
310 Maynard
To Evaluate Local Stores
Restaurants and Theaters
Flexible Hours, Training Provided
E-Mail Required
1-800-585-9024 ext. 6281.

WOMEN NEEDED FOR research study:
The Possibilities Project @ the UM School
of Nursing is seeking women between the
ages of 18 & 35 who are currently experienc-
ing any of the following symptoms: binge
eating, vomiting, using laxatives or water
pills, excessive exercising, fasting, being un-
derweight due to dieting, missing menstrual
periods. Participants will receive 20 wks. of
psychotherapy & nutritional counseling @
no cost. Compensation up to $275 for partici-
pation. For more info., call 1-800-742-2300,
#2000 or email possibilities@umich.edu
Kresge Hearing Research Institute for people
looking to apply to work-study award in com-
puter related areas. Email dcr@umich edu.

CHILDCARE FOR 7 yr. old.- Drive to &
pickup from school.-Call 734-647-7963.
yrs. & 15 mos. on Tues. & Thurs. preferably
12-8PM. Must have some toddler care exp
Ready to start immediately, Send resumes tc
seek babysitter for a 6 and 8 year old for oc-
casional evenings and wknds. on an as-
needed bases. Please call 332-4256.
P/T NANNY IN South Lyon area, flex. hrs
& light hse. keeping is a plus. 248-437-4535.



3 WKND. DAYS/MO. and/or 2 morn./wk.
Transportation, responsible. Refs. 769-1462.
A2 CHILDCARE NEEDED. 3-4 days/wk.
3-6PM. Must have car. $10/hr. 662-4805.
oA TIr7 R ' N vvrn CrAEnv- A

SPRING BREAK 2006 with STS, America'
#1 Student Tour Operator. Hiring campu.
reps. Call for group discounts. Info/Reserva-
tions, 1-800-648-4849. www.ststravel.com
Sun Splash Tours Now Hiring Campus Rep-
resentatives. EARN FREE TRAVEL AND
__-__s_ 1 O, Aor1 'r,,m

Back to Top

© 2021 Regents of the University of Michigan